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Borrow Smart - loan shopping, borrowing strategies and money management
Debt Counselors - Consumer assistance to get out of debt


The American Council on Consumer Interests - organization for professionals involved in consumer economics
Consumer Action
- consumer education and advocacy - site is in English and Spanish
Consumer Reports - an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization.
Consumer Review
- product reviews and ratings written by consumers
Consumer Tips - consumer tips, resources, advocacy, alerts, advice column
Consumer Watchdog
- nationally recognized non-profit education and advocacy organization
Consumer World - a public service guide cataloging over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources


CREDIT INFORMATION

Credit Guide - Multi-lingual guide to knowing and understanding your credit
Equifax - provider of credit information
Experian - provider of credit information
National Foundation for Credit Counseling - a national non-profit network designed to provide assistance to people
                                                              dealing with stressful financial situations
Trans Union - source of credit information, offers risk and portfolio-management services

FINANCIAL NEWS AND INFO

Bloomberg Investment - provides news, data and analysis to the business community and media outlets
CNN Financial Network
- coverage of world business news and financial markets
eSignal - global provider of time sensitive financial and business information
Fast Company - chronicles how changing companies create and compete, highlights teams and individuals inventing
                        the future and reinventing business
Financial Times - editorial analysis of financial markets, industries, and companies
FinWeb - substantive resources concerning economics and finance-related topics
Forbes - real-time original reporting on business, technology, investing and lifestyle
PRARS - Company financial profiles, annual reports, research reports, message boards

American Bankers Association - the ABA represents banks of all sizes on issues of national importance
Financial Executives
- association for the corporate finance profession
Mortgage Bankers Association of America - represents legislative and regulatory interests before the United States
                                                  Congress and federal agencies
National Association of Mortgage Brokers - non profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the mortgage
                                                              broker industry


Comptroller of the Currency - charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks. Also supervises the federal
                                           branches and agencies of foreign banks.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - insures deposits and promotes safe banking practices
Federal Reserve Board - the central bank of the US, conducts the nation's monetary policy; regulates banking,
                                    maintains the stability of the financial system
Federal Trade Commission - enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws
Office of Thrift Supervision - supervises thrift institutions to maintain their safety and soundness in a manner that
                                          encourages a competitive industry
Securities and Exchange Commission - the primary mission of the SEC is to protect investors and maintain the
                                                         integrity of the securities markets
SEC Edagr Corporate Database - access and download information about companies and others who are required by
                                                law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - federal agency responsible for national policy and
                                                                                        programs that address America's housing needs


411 Home Repair - Links for local contractors, architects & landscapers
Better Homes and Gardens - Encyclopedia of home improvement projects
DIY Online - Design, purchase materials or find a contractor
Do It Yourself - Advice on many topics, from appliances to insulation to paint
e-How - How to do just about everything
Handyman Wire - Information guide and resource for do-it-yourselfers
Hints from Heloise - Advice on household projects and cleaning
Home DepotHome improvement plus online shopping
Home Toolz - Info for all your home improvement projects
Home Tips - Ideas, advice, buying guides, and do-it-yourself help
Lowe's - Home improvement plus online shopping
Michael Holigan - How to improve your home
Mr. Fix-It - All your home repair questions answered from radio's Mr. Fix-It
Natural Handyman - Home repair help, humor, and encouragement
Old House Web - Unique home-repair and restoration solutions
Plans for Dummies - Plans and instructions on a variety of projects
This Old House - America's favorite home renovation TV program
Today's Homeowner - Home improvement, remodeling and decorating
Ubuild - Do-it-yourself projects and advice for home and garden


ASHI - National professional organization of home inspectors in the US and Canada
CSLB - Contractors State License Board licenses and regulates contractors
Code Check - guide to the most commonly cited code violations for one and two family dwellings.
Home Inspector Locator - searchable database of over 3,000 experienced Home Inspectors all across the US.
House Detective - Ask the Inspector, a public awareness forum
Pest World - Why you need to inspect a home for termites before buying or selling


Briefing.com - live market analysis on the US stock and US fixed income markets
CBS Market Watch - the story behind the numbers
Smart Money - daily stock and mutual fund recommendations, hourly market updates, personal finance investing
                       research tools
Yahoo Financial Center - stock market info and financial resources


Attorney Directory - Search for an attorney based on location & practice
Better Business Bureau - BBB report can help you determine if a company has a good record
Consumer Law Page - A "know your rights" consumer law resources site
Find an Attorney - Categories of lawyers across the US and around the world
FindLaw - provides access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal
               professionals, consumers and small businesses
LegalZoom.com - do-it-yourself legal resources for consumers
LectLaw - material on problems and questions consumers run into
Legal Survival - extensive information on consumer, debtor/creditor, divorce/family, traffic, e-commerce, elder, estate
                       planning, health care, immigration, landlord/tenant, municipal, personal injury, real estate, small
                       business and tax law
Notice.com - legal and consumer notices of class actions, product recalls, financial notices

MapBlast - Maps and driving directions on the web
MapQuest - Online maps and directions
Yahoo Driving Directions - Driving directions and maps


Multi-lingual Mortgage Guide - download a free guide to choosing the right mortgage, in Spanish and English
Daily Mortgage Rates - mortgage rate updates by mortgage market information services
Fannie Mae - financial services make it possible for low, moderate, and middle-income families to buy homes
Freddie Mac - corporation chartered by Congress to create a continuous flow of funds to mortgage lenders in support
                     of homeownership and rental housing.
Ginnie Mae - partners with non-profits, the investor community, and others to make homeownership opportunities
                    available to more families.
Mortgage Law - an informational overview and resources
Mortgage DailyLatest news in the mortgage industry
VA Home Loan Program - provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits

 

Click and Move - They've compiled a directory of over 1,000,000 moving and relocation related services.
Monster Moving - Directory of movers and moving services worldwide
Moving Resources - Anything and everything related to moving
Move Source - full service relocation company providing timely, professional guidance to relocating clients
Self Storage - Storage locations in the US and Canada


ABC's of Real Estate - Information and resources useful in buying or selling a home, plus mortgage tools
Best Places to Live - Get a statistical snapshot of over 3,000 places to live in the US
Insurance Shop - Receive real quotes tailored to your specific insurance needs
Home Buyers' Center - Helpful hints, checklists and "To-Do" lists for buying a home, as well as links to other info
Home Fair - Interactive tools and useful information when buying or selling a home
Home Path - Help with buying or refinancing a home
Home Warranty - Comprehensive Plus Plan - 37 items not covered in other home warranty standard plans
MSN House and Home - Guide to home buying, and tools to research homes, neighborhoods and loans
Real Estate Library - Resources for Real Estate professionals, buyers, sellers.
REALS - A comprehensive Real Estate and Mortgage directory
Realtor® Code of Ethics - Available in 6 languages
1031 Exchange - Use a 1031 exchange to defer payment of capital gains taxes


American Land Title - ALTA represents the interests of the land title industry on a national level
The Title Report - Market information for the Title Industry
California Land Title AssociationRepresenting the entire title industry for California


eSchool Profile - Providing quality school information online
Great Schools - The premier online guide to K-12 schools
School Match - School research and data consulting services
The School Report - School information, reports, and comparisons for moving families.
McCormack's - Newcomer-relocation-school guides to metro California
CA School Test Scores
US Department of Education - Promoting education excellence for all Americans


Taxpayer Relief Act - Explanation of 1997 law and it's implications
1031 Exchange - Use a 1031 exchange to defer payment of capital gains taxes